National-Flag Cruise Fleets – Panama Canal Cruises 100 Years Ago And Today – Royal Caribbean Announces Black Sea Cruises (Oops)

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 3rd March 2014

Victoria LuiseIn 2011 and 2012, The Cruise Examiner took a look at cruise ship registries. This week we turn the telescope around to examine how many lines actually register their ships in their home countries, and give you the result. We also take a look at cruising to the Panama Canal one hundred years ago, in the year in which it opened, compared to today. Surprisingly, the successors of the German and British lines that were there then are still there now. And finally, we wonder if the 2015 Black Sea cruises that Royal Caribbean announced last week for the Rhapsody of the Seas will actually go ahead?

Illustration: The Hamburg-America Line cruise ship Victoria Luise cruised to Panama in 1914

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                   (See previous columns)

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